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Body mass index in multiethnic midlife women: influence of demographic characteristics and physical activity.

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Choi, J; Guiterrez, Y; Gilliss, C; Lee, KA
Published in: Health care for women international
December 2011

We examined the influence of demographic characteristics and physical activity on body mass index (BMI) in multiethnic midlife women. A sample of 236 African, European, and Mexican/Central Americans aged 40-50 completed the initial, 1-year, and 2-year assessments. The effects of demographic characteristics and physical activity on BMI at the 2-year assessment were evaluated using hierarchical multiple regression analysis. After controlling for other demographic factors, ethnicity, annual household income, and physical activity at the initial assessments were significant predictors of BMI. Body mass index (BMI) may be influenced by socioeconomic status as well as ethnicity. Regular physical activity should be encouraged to maintain a healthy BMI in midlife women.

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Health care for women international

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ISSN

1096-4665

Publication Date

December 2011

Volume

32

Issue

12

Start / End Page

1079 / 1087

Related Subject Headings

  • Women's Health
  • White People
  • Self Care
  • Regression Analysis
  • Public Health
  • Middle Aged
  • Life Style
  • Humans
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Health Behavior
 

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Choi, J., Guiterrez, Y., Gilliss, C., & Lee, K. A. (2011). Body mass index in multiethnic midlife women: influence of demographic characteristics and physical activity. Health Care for Women International, 32(12), 1079–1087. https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2011.562998
Choi, J., Y. Guiterrez, C. Gilliss, and K. A. Lee. “Body mass index in multiethnic midlife women: influence of demographic characteristics and physical activity.Health Care for Women International 32, no. 12 (December 2011): 1079–87. https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2011.562998.
Choi J, Guiterrez Y, Gilliss C, Lee KA. Body mass index in multiethnic midlife women: influence of demographic characteristics and physical activity. Health care for women international. 2011 Dec;32(12):1079–87.
Choi, J., et al. “Body mass index in multiethnic midlife women: influence of demographic characteristics and physical activity.Health Care for Women International, vol. 32, no. 12, Dec. 2011, pp. 1079–87. Manual, doi:10.1080/07399332.2011.562998.
Choi J, Guiterrez Y, Gilliss C, Lee KA. Body mass index in multiethnic midlife women: influence of demographic characteristics and physical activity. Health care for women international. 2011 Dec;32(12):1079–1087.

Published In

Health care for women international

DOI

ISSN

1096-4665

Publication Date

December 2011

Volume

32

Issue

12

Start / End Page

1079 / 1087

Related Subject Headings

  • Women's Health
  • White People
  • Self Care
  • Regression Analysis
  • Public Health
  • Middle Aged
  • Life Style
  • Humans
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Health Behavior